The American Corn Growers Foundation (ACGF) have participated at the WindPower conference for 13 consecutive years to show their support of the use of wind turbines for landowners and farmers alike.
ACGF Director, Dan McGuire said “ACGF has led by moving both national and state wind development policy forward since 1999-2000 when we launched our Wealth from the Windpublic outreach and education program,”
“Our impact on state policy includes Iowa, Illinois, Missouri, Nebraska South Dakota and Maine. One of our largest state-level impacts is in Nebraska, the only 100% public power state, which announced 750 megawatts of new wind development during just the past three years, a big success. Nebraska will have over 1,200 MW of installed wind capacity by 2015. Considering that Nebraska had less than 15 MW of installed wind capacity when ACGF launched our wind policy outreach initiative there, this is major wind development progress. I am pleased to report this growth to wind industry and government officials at WINDPOWER 2014 this week in Las Vegas.”
The ACGF has been an active participant in the wind industry for many years, and is a member of both the American Wind Energy Association and the Distributed Wind Energy Association. For more than a decade, the organization has been encouraging wind power policies at the state, regional and national levels with a focus on promoting wind energy for rural economic development.
Wind turbines for landowners and farmers create job opportunities for local economies, along with providing supplemental income to agricultural business, which can be very volatile.